Famous Prem characters of Bollywood


Sooraj Barjatya’s movies are famous for family drama, love, music, Salman Khan, and Prem. The name game is something that Bollywood directors are taking very seriously.

We all know about Ekta Kapoor’s K-story and Rakesh Roshan’s K story. For instance, the Crazy 4 was pronounced Krazzy 4 in Rakesh Rohan films. 

In the movie title, it might be a good luck charm. However, Sooraj Barjatya carried it to the whole another level as he has shown his obsession with Prem name.

Have you ever noticed that most of the movies directed by Sooraj Barjatya have a hero named Prem?

Check out the list of Bollywood actors who have played the iconic Prem character in Bollywood movies.

1. Salman Khan

Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya started their career with the movie Maine Pyaar Kiya. The actor-director duo became the sensation in Bollywood and they worked together in 4 films together.

For the record, in all the movies, Salman Khan’s name in the movie was Prem. The Prem name became so iconic for Salman Khan that he played Prem in many other movies as well. 

At first, he was Prem Choudhary in the Maine Pyar Kiya. Then he became Prem again in the Hum Aapke Hai Kaun…!

Later he reprised the shy Prem in Hum Saath Sath Hain, and after a long 16 years, he played the Prem again in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. We must say, Salman Khan, is the most successful Prem from Sooraj Barjatya films. 

2. Hrithik Roshan

When Sooraj Barjatya decided to make a movie ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’ and it lacks Salman Khan then he decided to make a movie with two Prems.

In this movie, Hrithik Roshan played the character of chirpy Prem Kishan Mathur. The movie didn’t do well at the box office but fans have appreciated the efforts of the director. 

The story revolves around Sanjana and her family who mistakes Prem Kishen for Prem Kumar. Sanjana (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan) falls in love with Prem Kishan believing him to be her suitor.

However, their love relationship is threatened with a twist when the truth is revealed.

3. Abhishek Bachchan

As discussed above, Abhishek Bachchan played another Prem in the movie. Abhishek Bachchan as Prem Kumar is the shy and exact opposite of chirpy Prem Kishan played by Hrithik Roshan.

There was nothing much to do for Abhishek Bachchan in the movie. However, he looked decent whenever he was in front of the camera. 

The Prem Kumar played by Abhishek Bachchan is very similar to the Prem played by Salman Khan in Hum Sath Sath Hain.

The movie ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’ is iconic for friendship, and its music. This is one of the underrated movies of Sooraj Barjatya. 

4. Shahid Kapoor

The movie Vivah is almost like a dream fantasy for every person who got engaged and about to get married.

The movie focused on the arranged marriage and the forming of companionship between the soon-to-be husband and wife. The movie has awesome songs and eye-catching sequences. 

Shahid Kapoor played the character of cut and charming Prem in the movie and Amrita Arora played Poonam in the movie. The movie was a big hit and became a cult in Bollywood.

Surely, the movie was made for a special audience but everyone loved the concept. Once again, Shahid Kapoor as Prem is one of the best performances of Shahid Kapoor’s filmography.

5. Sonu Sood

And last but not least Sonu Sood as Prem Ajmera in Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Ek Vivah… Aisa Bhi’ Sonu Sood became one of Sooraj Barjatya’s favorite actors who got the chance to play Prem in his movie.

Ek Vivah… Aisa Bhi is the story of Chandni, who lives with her family. 

She falls in love with Prem Ajmera who is a rich man. On the day of her engagement, Chandni’s father dies, and she sacrifices her love in order to look after her siblings.

However, in the end, Prem finally marries Chandni amidst ceremony and pomp on the same day when Chandni’s younger sister is getting married.

Ek Vivah… Aisa Bhi is a romance drama with Sonu Sood and Isha Koppikar in lead roles. The movie was written by Sooraj R. Barjatya, and directed by Kaushik Ghatak. 

6. Mithun Chakraborty in Hamara Sansaar

Back in 78, Mithoon Chakraborthy played the character of Prem Kumar in the Hamara Sansaar.

The movie was directed by T. Prakash Rao. This family drama featured Nutan and Parikshit Sahni in the lead role.

7. Ranbir Kapoor in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

Ranbir also played the iconic Prem character in the movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In the movie, he was seen opposite Katrina Kaif.

For the record, Salman Khan also made a cameo appearance in the movie. 

8. Ajay Devgn in All the Best

Rohit Shetty’s fun ride All the Best was a multi-starrer with Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, and Fardeen Khan in the lead role.

Ajay Devgn played the character of Prem Chopra and also said the dialogue ‘Prem Naam hai Mera Prem Chopra.’

We hope Sooraj Barjatya will come up with another family drama with his Prem characters. Till then we will wait to upgrade the list with another Prem from movies released in future.